At about 4 in the afternoon I was on my way home, walking out of the building I work in, I noticed something flapping in a distress motion, so thankful to my awareness and my curiosity I was welcomed to a delicate butterfly in the corner of the building’s entrance, attempting to be stable or catch its flight from the cold stone floor, however the amazing beauty whom I shall call Lady B was missing a leg, so I offered my hand to the little miss Lady B and to my surprise she hopped on and closed her wings finding her balance on my tilting index finger.
So on her Mobile throne the little Majesty kept her balance, as I walked out of the building into the open, under the glorious shinning sun, I felt that the wind would have been to strong for the Lady B and quickly moved my hand close to my chest and with my Right hand covering her gentle body.
Now finding myself as her guarding and not knowing what to do or how not change too much of her surroundings whilst walking to my uncle’s car I passed a bed of green grass with little yellow flowers on man-made bank. ah! I thought to myself this place looks almost fairytale, so I leaped on the bank moved close to the flowers and offered my hand as a step to one of the long blades of grass.
Her Majesty the Lady B hopped off her throne and caught hold of the green grass, as I was leaving and biding her farewell she flapped open her wings and allowed me to see her beauty. She was decorated with black strokes of waves as to resemble the priceless intricate carvings on the Taj Mahal on a splash of soft yellow. Looking back once more and in an awe feeling of being gifted this rare privilege of playing mobile throne I prayed for her walked away leaving her in the care of nature.
You must be wondering why am I telling you all this, and thinking am I wasting my time reading this ? Firstly this story is not about me it is about the butterfly whom needed help in the smallest way possible, and put her trust in some being (me).
Secondly you are not wasting your time, I think it possible and the right choice to be aware and alert of the surrounding we inhabit for it costs nothing to be kind to nature.
Thirdly keep in mind peacefully these powerful quotes…
“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” Lao-Tse (604-531 BCE)
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
Peace is the only way ….